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- November 22, 2014
- Green Gifts FairGreen Gifts Fair
Time: 10:00 am
The ARC vegan store, Ethique Nouveau, will have a table at the annual Do It Green Green Gifts Fair on at Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St on Saturday 11/22. Clothing and accessories from Ethique Nouveau will be shown in the fashion show. The fair offers shoppers an opportunity to purchase recycled, organic, fair-trade, local, and environmentally-friendly gifts. There is a $1 donation requested at the door to benefit Do It Green Minnesota. at 10:00 am
- Green Gifts FairGreen Gifts Fair Time: 10:00 am
- November 23, 2014
- Vegan Grocery Shopping TourVegan Grocery Shopping Tour
Time: 10:00 am
Are you newly vegan, know someone who is, or looking to expand your plant-based diet? Join Katie, an enthusiastic vegan, as she guides you on a tour of Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11 in Burnsville. You will learn simple tips for reading labels, discover products you overlooked in the past, and have your questions on veganism answered. With help from Katie, you can make ethically sound and health-conscious choices about what you eat. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 10:00 am
- Turkey-free ThanksgivingTurkey-free Thanksgiving
Time: 5:00 pm
The food will be bountiful and delicious and, of course, cruelty-free when you join ARC and the Alliance for Sustainability for the 21st Annual Healthy Harvest Turkey-free Thanksgiving Potluck and Silent Auction from 5-7:30pm at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave. S in Minneapolis. You do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend. Please bring a vegan main dish, side dish, or dessert to share with others (vegan = no meat, dairy, eggs, gelatin, honey, or refined sugar). Also bring a serving utensil, a copy of the recipe to set by your dish, your place setting (plate, cup, utensils), and of course your appetite. at 5:00 pm
- Vegan Grocery Shopping TourVegan Grocery Shopping Tour Time: 10:00 am
- November 26, 2014
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting
Time: 7:00 pm
ARC In Action meetings are held every Wednesday from 7-8pm at our vegan store and ARC headquarters, Ethique Nouveau, located at 317 W. 48th St. in South Minneapolis (on 48th St. between Lyndale and Nicollet). Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an ARC member to attend. Come out, meet other people who care about animals as much as you do, and see how you can get involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Dallas at firstname.lastname@example.org. at 7:00 pm
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
- November 28, 2014
- Fur Free FridayFur Free Friday
Time: 2:30 pm
Friday, November 28 is Fur Free Friday. We will be protesting outside of Ribnicks Furs and Leather (224 N 1st Street Minneapolis) on Black Friday, the largest shopping day of the year. The demo will be from 2:30-4 p.m. If you agree that it is not acceptable to commit acts of violence in the name of vanity, this event is for you. After 21 years, we are still participating in Fur Free Friday because there are many people who do not realize the realities of the fur industry, so we take this opportunity to educate the public. We will have signs and literature available, but feel free to make a personalized sign. Any questions, contact Alex Beane at email@example.com or Greg Kiefer at firstname.lastname@example.org. at 2:30 pm
- Protest the Shrine CircusProtest the Shrine Circus
Time: 5:30 pm
Protest the Shrine Circus at the Target Center, 600 1st Avenue North in Minneapolis, on Friday, 11/28 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Signs will be provided, but feel free to make your own. The Shrine Circus comes to town every year, but this year they are only here for three instead of four days, and they are here later in the year - which makes us think that maybe they are responding to a lower attendance rate and also trying to discourage protesters by coming later in the year when it will be a bit colder. BUT WE ARE MINNESOTANS and a little cold will not scare us. Wild animal circuses have been banned in other countries for being cruel and inhumane. More and more people are recognizing that it is impossible to keep wild animals who would be roaming dozens of miles per day if they were free, in small traveling box cars or trucks for so many days out of the year, hour after hour. We hope you will join us as we continue to drive ticket sales down even more this year. at 5:30 pm
- Fur Free FridayFur Free Friday Time: 2:30 pm
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The Animal Rights Coalition operates Ethique Nouveau; a vegan boutique, where all purchases help fund our animal advocacy programs, at 317 W. 48th St. in Minneapolis. The ARC office is located at the same address.
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ARC Outreach: Many Conversations in Many Locations
We focused on Petland at our booth at the Twin Cities Pet Expo on March 23 and 24 at the Convention Center in Minneapolis and distributed nearly 500 copies of our compelling new Petland brochure. Over 300 people signed up to be notified about our twice monthly demonstrations encouraging Petland not to sell live animals.Our Pay Per View Outreach Team educated 88 Normandale College students in Bloomington on March 19 and 72 Riverland Community College students in Austin on April 1 about the suffering of animals used for food. We gave viewers an opportunity to share their thoughts about the movie, asked them to take a vegan pledge, and offered them an opportunity to receive one vegan recipe via email a week and to sign up for our monthly newsletter.
We held Vegan Shopping Tours on March 9 at the Wedge in Minneapolis, on March 10 at Mississippi Market in St. Paul, on April 2 at Cub Foods in Minneapolis, and on April 7 at the Wedge again. At the Wedge’s request, we’ll be doing tours there one Sunday each month from now on.
We held a movie night on April 8 to watch Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, at the Minnehaha Free Space. This movie is a story of transformation and healing that explores the lives of people who grew up in traditional animal farming culture and who now question the basic assumptions of this way of life.
Dallas Rising, ARC Program Director, was interviewed on KFAI Radio and Animal Wise Radio. The Animal Wise hosts described ARC as “very thoughtful and pragmatic about how they do their work to advocate for animals. They do a lot of boots on the ground networking and informing, trying to show people a different way of being in the world.”